Next Game

Motherwell v Kilmarnock

Saturday, 07 March 2015, 15:00

Scots Prem

McDiarmid Park

Last Game

St J'stone 0 - 0 Kilmarnock

Saturday, 28 February 2015, 15:00

Scots Prem

Lennon hails St Mirren players

St Mirren boss Danny Lennon was delighted by the response of his players as they ended a recent losing run with a 2-0 victory over Kilmarnock.

Last Updated: 01/03/14 at 19:25 Post Comment

Danny Lennon: St Mirren boss is happy with his team's attitude

Danny Lennon: St Mirren boss is happy with his team's attitude

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Lennon's men went into the game on the back of five successive defeats, but late goals from Conor Newton and Gregg Wylde secured a vital win as the Buddies attempt to climb away from the relegation play-off place.

Lennon said: "There was a lot of talk at training this week from myself and my staff and the players.

"Everyone wore their heart on their sleeves and I was absolutely delighted to see they carried that out there today.

"They were certainly committed and passionate. The way they hunted the ball in all areas of the pitch, they certainly got their rewards."

And Lennon praised substitute Wylde for his contribution after the winger set-up the first goal before sealing the points with an excellent finish.

"I have to compliment him. For not being in the starting line-up, he gives you the reaction that every manager wants out there," .Lennon added.

"It's been a long time since we have had that quality on the pitch and that quality to replace it with."

Kilmarnock counterpart Allan Johnston conceded his side had been poor in the first half, but felt they might have got something when substitute Robbie Muirhead provided a spark after replacing Alexei Eremenko at the break.

"The first half was very even and really scrappy but it broke up in the second half and both teams had opportunities," Johnston said. "Obviously theirs went in.

"The first half we never showed the energy or passed the ball well enough. The second half, with the introduction of big Robbie, we looked a better team and looked a lot more threatening going forward."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

A

nd yet... Jermain Defoe is still going to pronounce himself gobsmacked when he learns he hasn't made the England squad for the Euro qualifiers.

treeman1
Premier League Winners And Losers

W

e could release Diaby and then re-sign him when nobody else does and he would literally be like a new signing.

john matrix
The Machine Gossip

W

e pay the living wage, living wage, living wage, and that's the way we like it, we like it, we like it!!! Wooo ohhhh ooooohh

hump3.
All Premier League Clubs Should Be Paying Living Wage

Footer 365

Roy Hodgson says Harry Kane may miss out on England squad

Roy Hodgson says selecting Tottenham striker Harry Kane for the next England squad is far from a certainty.

Papiss Cisse faces seven-match ban after admitting FA charge

Newcastle's Papiss Cisse faces a seven-match ban after admitting an FA charge relating to Wednesday's spitting incident.

FA charges Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans

The FA have charged Newcastle's Papiss Cisse and Manchester United's Jonny Evans over Wednesday's 'spitting' incident.

Mail Box

Have To Trust Managers On Mata

It's all very well bemoaning the lack of action for Juan Mata, but we have to trust the judgement of Van Gaal and Mourinho. Plus Martinez Out, and Leicester are doomed...

Should Gerrard Get In This Liverpool Side?

Never mind the long goodbye, should he actually get back into this excellent Liverpool side playing with pace? Mostly we talk Manchester United, though. It's good...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company